Parkway Drive Debut Evolved Sound On “Crushed”

Parkway Drive have shared the second single off their upcoming fifth studio album.

Arriving complete with music video accompaniment, just like the band’s last single, “Crushed” premiered online Monday afternoon following a Sunday night premiere on the Triple J radio show. The song showcases an evolved sound for the band, which finds the aggression of their earlier work met with an ever-so-slight alternative edge. It’s not quite mainstream metal, but it does have broad(er) appeal.

The video for “Crushed” finds the members of Parkway Drive falling prey to the torture of the gods. Trapped in a cage that helps …


Bring Me The Horizon Share New Song, “True Friends”

Bring Me The Horizon are continuing to turn heads and build anticipation for their upcoming album this afternoon with the release of yet another new song. If you thought the previous singles kept you on your toes, get ready. “True Friends” is one of a kind.

“True friends stab you in the front.” These words serve as the clincher to the hook of Bring Me The Horizon’s latest That’s The Spirit promotional single. The song is more or less a straightforward anthemic rock song, complete with sampled string accompaniment, and its driving midtempo melody is catchy enough to stick with …

Covey 2015

Covey Turns Heads with Cinematic New Single, “Stranger”

Tom Freeman, a.k.a. indie-folk powerhouse Covey, has joined forces with Allston Pudding to premiere a spacious new single titled “Stranger.” Listen in after the break.

Acting as Freeman’s first solo outing under the moniker of Covey, “Stranger” is bigger than anything we’ve heard from the Berkeley graduate to date. Ethereal backing vocals drift carelessly behind affecting guitar lines and driving percussion, resulting in a stirring final product that is grandiose, but not in the least bit overdone. If you’re a fan, sound off in the comments section.

Keep in touch with Covey here, and be on the lookout …


Polyenso Share Tranquil New Single, “Osaka Son”

Late yesterday, Polyenso graced the interwebs with a dreamy new single titled “Osaka Son,” taken from their impending sophomore LP, Pure In The Plastic. Give it a listen below (via Consequence Of Sound).

“This song is about head versus heart,” vocalist Alex Schultz told COS. “In this case, you’re focusing on the head. It’s about all of those things you do throughout your life–big and small–that may not fulfill your soul, but for the meantime, you’re content because you’ve satisfied some kind of immediate desire. Like sleeping with someone you don’t love, or spending frivolously on things outside …


Fashioncore Is Alive & Well: Atreyu Share “Long Live” Video

Remember the glory days of new millennium post-hardcore? I’m talking about the period between 2004 and 2008 when Victory Records pretty much set the bar for quality in every variation of ‘heavy’ alternative music. There were so many great bands then, and only a select few remain today, with Silverstein arguably being the most successful of the bunch. I love them and always will, but if I had to choose the band that defined this period, at least for me, it would have to be the almighty Atreyu.

Blending elements of emo, hardcore, punk and metal to create something …


It’s Hard To Be “Bored” While Listening To The Obsessives

Near Mint Records took a chance on The Obsessives when their label launched in the middle of 2014. The band, which hails from Washington D.C., had only just begun to gain the attention of the music industry at large, but that didn’t stop co-founders James Cassar and Corey Purvis from putting their faith and money into the group’s dreams. A tape was made, the first of what would become many for the little label, and it sold out in no time at all.

Fast-forward one year and The Obsessives are about to become the first band to release a …

SATE 2015


If you’ve been sleeping on SATE, it’s time to wake up. The Toronto-based songstress has been tearing up the Great White North for some time, and it won’t be long before her one-of-a-kind croon takes the states by storm.

Today, we have the esteemed pleasure of premiering the dynamic diva’s latest single, “What Did I Do,” a rollicking rock-infused number that is equally infectious and reflective. Get acquainted after the break, and let us know if you’re a fan in the comments section below.

“You know that feeling of reaching out for a friend or a loved one and …


The Dear Hunter Impress With New Song, “Waves”

Oh, Casey Crescenzo. I know I am engaged to be married in under a year’s time, but if I could run away with the music he creates with The Dear Hunter I would leave my gal at the alter without a second thought. I think she would understand, but even if she didn’t – oh well.

To be serious for a moment, The Dear Hunter have shared another song off their highly-anticipated new album, Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise. The track, titled “Waves,” had its world premiere on Billboard earlier today. You can stream the song at the end …


Game & Drake Swap Bars About The Realities Of Fame On “100”

The Game and Drake just delivered a new single that is destined to take hip-hop by storm in no time at all.

Remember when Drake was spotted dropping a few unreleased bars to a sold out Detroit crowd late last month? That so-called freestyle was actually an unannounced preview for the Toronto native’s latest collaboration with California heavyweight The Game. “100” finds the two top shelf emcees swapping bars that address the snakes in the grass who think they slink by unseen, as well as the reality of pursuing your dreams in a time where most feel unable to even …


The Dear Hunter’s New Song Proves They’re Still The Best

It’s June, which means anyone with even the slightest hint of interest in entertainment has been compiling and sharing their ‘best of 2015 so far’ lists. We haven’t released any yet, but if you think we haven’t talked about doing so you would be a damn fool. They’re coming, or at least should, at some point in the near future.

I thought I knew my picks for the best musical offerings this year. In fact, I wrote them all down just last week in order to begin brainstorming a creative way to share them here on UTG. That was before …

BTBAM 2015

Between The Buried And Me Share Jaw-Dropping New Single, “Famine Wolf”

Between The Buried And Me will release their seventh full-length effort, Coma Ecliptic, next month through Metal Blade Records. In anticipation, the outfit has offered fans a third glimpse of their forthcoming concept album in the form of a new song titled “Famine Wolf.”

While BTBAM have long been known for their genre-bending sound, I’m pretty thoroughly convinced that their latest single is one of their most expansive offerings to date. Tommy Rogers’ blood-curdling growls live happily alongside soaring vocal lines that would make Freddy Mercury blush, and the dual assault of Paul Waggoner and Dustie Waring is …

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REVIEW: Sudden Suspension – ‘There’s A Bigger Picture Here’

Artist: Sudden Suspension
Album: There’s A Bigger Picture Here
Label: Bad Timing Records

This is the sound of growing up.

For their third EP, Indiana natives Sudden Suspension have tasked themselves with encapsulating what it feels like to grow up in 2015, along with all the challenges one encounters along the way. From getting over heartache, to learning to love yourself, there is something here for everyone who has found themselves making the often painful transition from child to adult, and it’s all conveyed through infectious pop punk too good to resist.

If the world can thank Dan ‘Soupy’ Campbell …